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Canada's Wok Box restaurants coming to South Florida

Add another Canadian restaurant company to the mix in South Florida.

Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchen, a fast casual chain, announced plans to launch...

WorldCity Staff, 29-07-2014 South Florida Business News

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Health care in Latin America: Improving, with business opportunities growing

Millions more people in Latin America now have access to heath care, thanks to an expanding middle class, increased government investment and innovations in technology including telemedicine.

That means big opportunities for...

Written by Zach Fagenson on 23 August 2011. Posted in South Florida Business News

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Workforce Florida has pledged more than $2 million for job training and expansion grants for hundreds of Florida port and international trade workers.

Nearly $1 million is to be used to help about 1,000 new and existing workers at port businesses and related companies.

Training for this program is to be coordinated through a partnership between Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Jacksonville-based facilities and infrastructure consulting engineering firm, and the University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education.

Up to 600 workers at air-cargo businesses are to have access to $600,000 in grants for training aimed at increasing productivity. This training is to be coordinated though Broward College and Reynolds, Smith & Hills.

“We are proud to part of such an important partnership for Florida’s economy,” said Leerie Jenkins, CEO of Reynolds, Smith & Hills, in a press release. “For businesses like ours, a talented workforce is the cornerstone of success and growth. These training initiatives will help strengthen and expand Florida’s pipeline of trade, logistics and manufacturing.”

Another $600,000 is to create career academies to develop talent for international trade jobs and to forge relationships between local workforce boards and Florida’s deep-water seaports. The project is to create up to 15 career academies in high schools throughout the state, with a focus on international trade logistics and advanced manufacturing for international trade opportunities.

 

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U.S. trade increases 2.85 percent through April

U.S. trade with the world rose to $1.28 trillion through the first four months of 2014, according to a WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

That’s a 2.85 percent increase over the same time period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.79 percent to $527.33 billion and imports climbed 2.89 percent to $748.12 billion. The overall trade deficit was $220.8 billion up compared to the same period last year... Read more.

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FIBA names Roberto R. Muñoz to lead new board

Florida International Bankers Association named veteran banker Roberto R. Muñoz as president effective July 1. He will serve in the position for one year.

Muñoz is South Florida market president for BBVA...

WorldCity Staff, 26-07-2014 People

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